He Yafei

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He Yafei in 2009

He Yafei (Chinese: 何亚非) (born 1955) is a Chinese diplomat and currently Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is reported by The Guardian newspaper to have moved post in early 2010.[1]


He Yafei was born in 1955 is a native of Ningbo, Zhejiang province. He completed studies at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland and holds a master's degree. He is a lifelong diplomat. He is now vice-minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[2] His responsibilities include: North America and Oceania, international organizations and conferences, arms control, protocol, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan-related foreign affairs.[3] He is married and has one daughter. He represented China during the negotiations of the Copenhagen Accord in December 2009.